Bhuvan Shome is a 1969 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Mrinal Sen. Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a disciplinarian. A thoroughly unenchanted man, he decides to take a day off and walks into another world—a new world consisting of simple village folk.
Following a detached loner’s journey of self-discovery, Mrinal Sen’s landmark film is one of the key works of India’s Parallel cinema movement. The minimalistic storytelling style and outstanding camerawork sublimely juxtapose the barren landscapes with the central character’s personality traits.
Oskar Roehler, 2006, Germany
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States